State Health Dept. investigates 100 possible flu-related deaths
17 Февраля 2018, 01:03 | Rodolfo Quinn
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There were two flu-related pediatric deaths in MA during the 2016-2017 flu season. "The vaccine's performance in children was better than we expected", she said. "It can help you and those around you stay healthy and if you do get sick, it just might save your life".
Thomas said that children as young as 6 months old can get a flu shot.
The Blountville health department is located at 154 Blountville Bypass.
Flu shots are available at the Citizens Center by appointment by calling Connolly at 978-374-2390, ext. 15. Find a map of local health department locations and contact information online at www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/localdepartments.html.
Flu season is still here and several preventative measures exist for an individual to avoid catching the virus. Most seniors were first exposed to H1N1 viruses and their bodies seem to handle them better, but H3N2 viruses - which didn't spread broadly in the United States until the late 1960s - seem to be harder for their bodies to deal with.
Oakland County has seen more than 1000 new cases of influenza so far in February.
The medical community also has noted that people with asthma are at particular risk as well. "This being a particularly bad flu year, people can still get prevention with a vaccine", Solomon said. This includes staying away from work, school and other public places while ill.
The H3N2 Type-A influenza has caused a progressive increase in viral infection because of its severe resistance to the vaccination.
Some of the severity of this year's flu comes from the strain itself.
He added that older people generally have less effective immune systems and that many Americans over 65 are facing an extra challenge when it comes to H3N2.
In response to little Delilah's death, the City organized a free flu shot clinic Wednesday afternoon and evening.
9, all healthcare providers in Livingston County that administer flu vaccine still had vaccine, said the health department's Director of Patient Services, Kathleen Root.
Every flu season is different based on many factors, and this year is a reminder of how unpredictable and serious the flu can be the Department of Health said. Groups of people come from the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere to decide which strain of flu will be prominent during the winter season. One of the biggest issues - parents need to keep kids home from school when they're sick.
"The use of vaccination reduces the flu by at least 50 percent". Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
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